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25th Jan '16 1:25:06 PM margdean56
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* In ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac'', Cyrano composes a ballad while engaged in a swordfight. Each stanza ends with the line, "À la fin de l'envoi, je touche !" ("And then, as I end the refrain, thrust home!") Which he does at the end of the ballad. This also contains a French pun; the French "toucher" (conjugated "touche") can refer to a fatal blow struck during a fight, but also to the more direct cognate "touch". At the actual end of the fight, he grievously insults his opponent by maneuvering him into a position where he could kill him, and instead simply poking him on the nose with his finger.
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* In ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac'', Cyrano composes a ballad ballade while engaged in a swordfight. Each stanza ends with the line, "À la fin de l'envoi, je touche !" touche!" ("And then, as I end the refrain, thrust home!") Which he does at the end of the ballad.ballade. This also contains a French pun; the French "toucher" (conjugated "touche") can refer to a fatal blow struck during a fight, but also to the more direct cognate "touch". At the actual end of the fight, he grievously insults his opponent by maneuvering him into a position where he could kill him, and instead simply poking him on the nose with his finger.finger. ** ...depending on the production.
8th Jan '16 12:17:19 PM TheUnknownUploader
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* Deconstructed in ''Film/TheWorldsEnd'' when [[TheAlcoholic Gary]] tries to finish his drink in the middle of a bar fight, and his opponent's attacks keep knocking it over.
29th Dec '15 8:56:57 PM LovePsychothefirst
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* Mephisto Pheles does this in ''Manga/BlueExorcist'' -- [[http://www.mangareader.net/406-55247-12/ao-no-exorcist/chapter-14.html middle panel]]. Keep in mind that the boy Mephisto is dragging is Rin Okumura, who wields what is explicitly described as Satan's power. Rin is going berserk. Mephisto is restraining him well enough to effortlessly sheath the kid's Koumaken sword. While engaged in semi-polite conversation. Multi-tasking, indeed.
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* Mephisto Pheles does this in ''Manga/BlueExorcist'' -- [[http://www.mangareader.net/406-55247-12/ao-no-exorcist/chapter-14.html middle panel]]. Keep in mind that the boy Mephisto is dragging is Rin Okumura, who wields what is explicitly described as Satan's power. Rin is going berserk. Mephisto is restraining him well enough to effortlessly sheath the kid's Koumaken sword. While engaged in semi-polite conversation. Multi-tasking, indeed. Justifed as [[spoiler: he's the second in ranking Demon King, Samael Demon King of Time, and Rin's second eldest half-brother. As young and inexperienced as Rin is currently, he's not really a blip on his radar.]]
26th Dec '15 9:05:53 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'':
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* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'':''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'':
16th Nov '15 10:30:43 AM StFan
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-->-- '''Bangladesh''', ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20120312 3/12/12]]
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-->-- '''Bangladesh''', ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' '''Bangladesh [=DuPree=]''', ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20120312 3/12/12]] 3/12/12 strip]]

** Ranma is seen once doing some JuggleFu with a fishbowl (with a live eel inside) while fending off Ryôga's attacks. He's also sometimes fighting with his hands in his pockets, either against very weak opponents or while sparring with Akane to rile her up. There's also the couple of times he was reading manga while sparring one-handed with Akane.
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** Ranma is once seen once doing some JuggleFu with a fishbowl (with a live eel inside) while fending off Ryôga's attacks. attacks. ** He's also sometimes fighting with his hands in his pockets, either against very weak opponents or while sparring with Akane to rile her up. There's also the couple of times he was is reading manga while sparring one-handed with Akane.

* Yuuno from ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' holds off Vita while trying to break a barrier and preparing a teleport. Note that Vita had just trashed [[PersonOfMassDestruction Nanoha]] handily. And that lacking a [[{{Magitek}} device]], Yuuno has to work out all the complex mathematics of his spells in his head.
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* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'': ** Yuuno from ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' holds off Vita while trying to break a barrier and preparing a teleport. Note that Vita had just trashed [[PersonOfMassDestruction Nanoha]] handily. And that lacking a [[{{Magitek}} device]], Yuuno has to work out all the complex mathematics of his spells in his head.

-->'''Vivio''': Raising Heart's multitask exercises are nothing to sneeze at!
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-->'''Vivio''': --->'''Vivio:''' Raising Heart's multitask exercises are nothing to sneeze at!

* In ''Manga/OnePiece'' Rebecca buys Luffy some food, planning to attack him, while other gladiators hold him, so she will face less people in the end of the tournament. He manages to get free and pin her to the ground, while eating.
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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'' ''Manga/OnePiece'', Rebecca buys Luffy some food, planning to attack him, while other gladiators hold him, so she will face less people in the end of the tournament. He manages to get free and pin her to the ground, while eating.

** This is part of Doctor Octopus' classic schtick. Since he does all his fighting with his robotic tentacles, he'll often be seen using his human appendages to do more mundane things like file his nails or eat a sandwich. *** There was one incident where Doctor Octopus battled Spider Man in Doctor Octopus' laboratory while simultaneously ''working on a cure for AIDS''. Spider Man had no idea what Doc Ock was up to and so assumed it was something nefarious. Unfortunately the cure turned out to be a dud, at which point Doc Ock abruptly surrendered since the battle no longer had purpose.
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** This is part of Doctor Octopus' classic schtick. Since he does all his fighting with his robotic tentacles, he'll often be seen using his human appendages to do more mundane things like file his nails or eat a sandwich. *** sandwich. There was is one incident where Doctor Octopus battled Spider Man Spider-Man in Doctor Octopus' his laboratory while simultaneously ''working on a cure for AIDS''. Spider Man had Spider-Man has no idea what Doc Ock was is up to and so assumed assumes it was is something nefarious. Unfortunately the cure turned turns out to be a dud, at which point Doc Ock abruptly surrendered surrenders since the battle no longer had has purpose.

* There was a parody of the trope in a French kid show (''Club Dorothée''), during a ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian'' pastiche. The Conan character is seen absentmindedly fending off the swords of half-a-dozen (off-screen) attackers while doing mundane things, like eating a banana, reading a comic or lounging and watching TV.
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* There was is a parody of the trope in a French kid show (''Club Dorothée''), during a ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian'' pastiche. The Conan character is seen absentmindedly fending off the swords of half-a-dozen (off-screen) attackers while doing mundane things, like eating a banana, reading a comic or lounging and watching TV.

** In ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E3TheSeaDevils The Sea Devils]]'', the Third Doctor takes time out of a swordfight with the Master to eat a sandwich; [[Funny/DoctorWho the Master's sandwich.]]
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** In ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E3TheSeaDevils The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E3TheSeaDevils "The Sea Devils]]'', Devils"]], the Third Doctor takes time out of a swordfight with the Master to eat a sandwich; [[Funny/DoctorWho the Master's sandwich.]]

** Xykon [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0446.html conducts a job interview]] while storming the Azure City castle. ** He also [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0112.html casually pelts the other good guys with magic missiles]] while having a conversation with Roy when they first meet. It works in game terms because TalkingIsAFreeAction. ** Belkar manages to take time during [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0611.html a fight with a dozen rogues]] to ''make out'' with Jenny, a bard who was with them. He doesn't stop fighting to do so either, casually tossing his daggers into a rogue's chest without even looking up from what he's doing. ''And'' he is good enough to get her to want to go out/to bed with him.
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** Xykon [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0446.html conducts a job interview]] while storming the Azure City castle. ** He also [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0112.html casually pelts the other good guys with magic missiles]] while having a conversation with Roy when they first meet. It works in game terms because TalkingIsAFreeAction. ** Xykon later [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0446.html conducts a job interview]] while storming the Azure City castle. ** Belkar manages to take time during [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0611.html a fight with a dozen rogues]] to ''make out'' with Jenny, a bard who was is with them. He doesn't stop fighting to do so either, casually tossing his daggers into a rogue's chest without even looking up from what he's doing. ''And'' he is good enough to get her to want to go out/to bed with him.

* Parodied in the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes short "WesternAnimation/BunnyHugged". In a wrestling match, Bugs Bunny's hulking opponent plays Solitaire and Jacks while Bugs is attempting a leg lock.
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* Parodied in the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes short "WesternAnimation/BunnyHugged".''WesternAnimation/BunnyHugged''. In a wrestling match, Bugs Bunny's hulking opponent plays Solitaire and Jacks while Bugs is attempting a leg lock.

* In ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' episode "Franz Hopper", the heroes have their powers boosted by Hopper[[spoiler: but in fact it's a specter controlled by XANA]], and fight a bunch of Creepers with no effort at all. Yumi is seen casually blocking laser beams with her fan in one hand while checking her nails.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' episode "Franz Hopper", the heroes have their powers boosted by Hopper[[spoiler: but Franz Hopper[[spoiler:, who is in fact it's a specter controlled by XANA]], and fight a bunch of Creepers with no effort at all. Yumi is seen casually blocking laser beams with her fan in one hand while checking her nails.

30th Oct '15 7:30:09 AM sageoftruth
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* In the martial arts kids movie, "3 Ninjas Kick Back" the three protagonists are fighting a bunch of ninjas set out to kill them, when their mother calls. They answer, passing the phone back and forth so she can talk to each of them, and tell her that they're watching a martial arts film, to explain the sound of them fighting off a pack of armed ninjas.
23rd Oct '15 9:19:37 AM LadyJaneGrey
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SubTrope of JustToyingWithThem. SuperTrope to CombatUninterruptus. Compare WithMyHandsTied, IgnoredEnemy, BadassBack, ThisIsNoTimeForKnitting, EpicBattleBoredom, TheSnackIsMoreInteresting.
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May coincide with MultiArmedMultiTasking if the character has more than two arms. SubTrope of JustToyingWithThem. SuperTrope to CombatUninterruptus. Compare WithMyHandsTied, IgnoredEnemy, BadassBack, ThisIsNoTimeForKnitting, EpicBattleBoredom, TheSnackIsMoreInteresting.
22nd Sep '15 4:00:01 PM Yib
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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'' Rebecca buys Luffy some food, planning to attack him, while other gladiators hold him, so she will face less people in the end of the tournament. He manages to get free and pin her to the ground, while eating lunch.
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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'' Rebecca buys Luffy some food, planning to attack him, while other gladiators hold him, so she will face less people in the end of the tournament. He manages to get free and pin her to the ground, while eating lunch.eating.
22nd Sep '15 3:58:19 PM Yib
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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'' Rebecca buys Luffy some food, while planning to attack him, while other gladiators hold him. He manages to get free and pin her to the ground, while eating lunch.
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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'' Rebecca buys Luffy some food, while planning to attack him, while other gladiators hold him.him, so she will face less people in the end of the tournament. He manages to get free and pin her to the ground, while eating lunch.
22nd Sep '15 3:56:27 PM Yib
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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'' Rebecca buys Luffy some food, while planning to attack him, while other gladiators hold him. He manages to get free and pin her to the ground, while eating lunch.
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